Summer is coming, and so is warmer weather! However, no matter how much warmer it gets, the sea around the UK will be mighty cold! So whether you are surfing or just going for a swim, we advise you get yourself a wetsuit. To that end, here is a list of 10 of the best places in Devon to get yourself a wetsuit! If you think we’ve left anyone out, let us know in the comments!
Before investing in the kit that will keep you warm in the waves this year, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for in a wetsuit. Luckily, the team at Sport Fitness Advisor have written all about the different features and styles of wetsuits you have to choose from, so make sure to give that a read first!
North Devon Wetsuits, High Bickington
North Devon Wetsuits have been selling quality wetsuits for longer than we care to remember! They have a vast stock ready and waiting to be shipped.
They are now centrally based near to Barnstaple, North Devon and have a showroom here where you can pick up items and browse their stocklines.
Triocean surf, Kingsbridge
Triocean surf is South Devon’s largest surf and water-sports shop located just 2 miles from Bantham Beach, well known as one of the premier surf spots in Devon.
Close by, as well as some of the most scenic coastline in the UK, are the picturesque Kingsbridge-Salcombe and Avon estuaries. These are excellent locations for Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
Tiki Surf Shop, Braunton
Tiki Surf Shop in Braunton, North Devon has been established since 1963 and has become one of the largest surf shops in Europe to date, stocking some of the worlds renowned surfing brands. Get in touch with them today!
Alder Sportwear, Okehampton
Alder has an established track record and strives to move the growth of its business forward with innovative technology and design, combined with a competitive strategy. Product developers have years of experience within the surfing industry which leads Alder to boast a very exciting range of summer and winter wetsuits, boards and accessories for young and old beginners to advanced.
Ashby’s is fortunate enough to have some of the UK’s best wetsuit companies as suppliers and so can offer its customers the highest levels of fit and flexibility. With surfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkelling, swimming and boating all taking place in the waters around the South Hams, Ashby’s is expert in providing a wetsuit solution for the family. They have not only several brands of summer and winter full wetsuits, shorties, long johns, jackets and shorts on display but also hoods, boots, gloves and vests.
Established the first Monday in November 1990, Saltcity has been providing a first rate quality service ever since. It’s a reputation they are extremely proud of and intend on keeping!
They will only sell you something you need and want, so get involved and give them a ring today!
Second Skin, Braunton
Based in the heart of Braunton, North Devon, Second Skin are agents for XCEL and C SKINS Wetsuits.
Established by Andy Schollick in 1975, Second Skin originally was all about custom wetsuits. Thirty thousand hand-made wetsuits later, Second Skin has now one of the best reputations in the UK for retailing surfing hardware, primarily wetsuits and surfboards.
AS Watersports, Exeter
All the staff at AS Watersports are active experienced paddlers. Alongside this they have the knowledge and expertise to help and advise you on the best wetsuits there is on offer today.
SeaSports Southwest is an RYA Certified Training Centre and is also AALA Certified to provide waterports hire and tuition in dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, personal watercraft (jetskis) and kayaking for people of all ages. Based in Teignmouth, Devon, they are a friendly, family-run company offering the perfect chance to try watersports or qualify as an RYA Instructor in Windsurfing, Dinghy Sailing, powerboat and PWC instructor.
Surf Surf Surf, High Bickington
Surf Surf Surf are based in High Bickington, North Devon, close to some of the South-West’s best surf spots. They ran our shop for 8 years before selling up and heading online (try getting a surf while working 7 days a week 51 weeks of the year!). Things have started to come full circle with the opening of their North Devon showroom, where Steve will be happy to serve you in person!